2/27/2009

Let There Be Rock

So this is pretty awesome: it's an old video of AC/DC's "Let There Be Rock."



His facial expressions are the best.

2/26/2009

The Bank of Bo Jackson

so apparently Bo Jackson is starting a bank. I'd invest in it, because if they economy is bad, Bo will just weave around and avoid it.

Observe:

2/25/2009

This is terrible

so I discovered this the other day on a crazy and entertaining blog called Smearballs - it's a Canadian boy band called b4-4. Apparently they were popular up there in the early 2000s. And they're orange. Pretty terrible.



They also remind me of the Lee Hotti dudes.

2/24/2009

Snarf

so, here is Snarf.



Snarf is from the Valley of Snarfs, apparently.

2/23/2009

Donkey Punch

so I'm a fan of bad movies, and I saw the movie Donkey Punch the other day -- it's this new British thriller that my roommate downloaded. Given the title, you can pretty much guess what happens - a bunchf of attractive young Brits are on a yacht and things go crazy. My buddy made the point that it could be the next Snakes on a Plane - ridiculous death scenes, telegraphed plot, sex, drugs, etc etc, and it's fun to watch in a group. We had a bunch of friends over, drinking, eating popcorn and red vines, goofing on the movie and discussing the donkey punch and the other probably apocryphal sex acts (the dirty sanchez and so on). We made up a game too: everybody was assigned a character and if your character dies, you have to take a shot.

It's a pretty entertaining movie if you like brainless thrillers or can find other ways to keep yourself amused.

2/19/2009

Facebook ads have gone crazy

so I keep noticing more and more ridiculous ads on Facebook. They went from the usual attractive girl advertising a dating site to just downright crazy - I saw one of a girl with a see-through shirt advertising something, and this one, which is just crazy - make sure you don't click on it at work: link.

What is this? I really doubt Google would make an ad with a girls boobs standing in as the Os in "Google." And the ad text is weird too. It's getting to be annoying, since I check Facebook at work, and sometimes they aren't the usual ads with the thumbs up and thumbs down, they're big banner ads. Annoying.

2/18/2009

My heart boats 4 U



so my pal Robyn sent this to me, it's really entertaining: Cake Wrecks, a blog of messed-up cakes. Hours, or at least minutes, of fun.

2/14/2009

Black Joe Lewis wishes you a happy V-Day

so this is pretty awesome - Black Joe Lewis, a bluesy singer from Austin, has a Valentine's ecard for one of his songs. I won't spoil which one it is, so click the link and listen. Good stuff.

Here's his Myspace. I'm enjoying his EP, more on that in a few days.

2/12/2009

FIRE!

so this was kind of strange - I got this message from AlertDC, in ALL CAPS:
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED A FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA FROM 10 AM EST THIS MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING. A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR.
Sounds bizarrely dire. So I guess watch out for forest fires in Meridian Hill Park, and don't burn your leaves in your front lawn, or something.

2/10/2009

Jail Marion Barry

so today I was reading the Express on the bus, and saw an article about how Marion Barry has once again not paid his taxes. The former mayor and current DC Councilmember didn't pay taxes on most of what he earned from 1999 to 2004, but instead of going to jail, the judge said "ok, make sure you pay them next year." He didn't pay them next year, so they gave him three years of probation. And guess what? He didn't pay them in 2007 either.

Federal prosecutors say he hasn't filed on time in 8 of the last 9 years. That's ridiculous -- why is he not in jail? If any other person did this, they'd be facing a huge fine or in jail. Prosecutors want him sent to jail, but they give the judge a way out too - she can have him come into court to explain his actions. And if he doesn't get jail time, prosecutors will request a two-year extension to his probation. What? That's already happened twice, he should go to jail. Ridiculous.

DCist writes about an NBC reporter who talked to him, and Barry claimed not to have heard anything about it. When the reporter offered to show him the complaint, but Barry refuses. I'm so tired of this guy.

Photo by JamesCalder, used under Creative Commons license

2/06/2009

Ooga Chaka

so I was looking for the video for "Hooked On a Feeling" by Blue Swede, but I forgot the name of the song. I did a Youtube search for "ooga chaka" and this was the first result. Amazing.

2/01/2009

Bill Cunningham is a liar

So I was taking a cab back from a Super Bowl party and the cabbie had the radio on. He was listening to this show by a guy named Bill Cunningham, who I'd never heard of before. He was a pretty conservative host, talking about Obama and Pelosi doing bad stuff, the usual. Then before commercial, he said to this effect: "there's 6 inches of snow on the ground in Washington, DC, how about that global warming, you liberals?!"

Well, Bill is wrong. There are zero inches of snow in Washington, DC, because I live there. Apparently Bill does his show from Cincinnati. There was maybe an inch of snow on Thursday or so, but today it was 65 degrees in DC and the snow is long gone. I've never heard Mr. Cunningham's show before, but it seems like he just makes up crap. Pretty lame.

Here's his Wikipedia. I tried to call his show to tell him he was wrong, but it was constantly busy.